Cost of Living in Male

Summary about cost of living in Male, Maldives:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 85.36 Kč 75.54-181.29
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 679.83 Kč 528.76-1,047.62
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 188.84 Kč 181.29-241.72
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 87.05 Kč 37.77-226.61
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 151.58 Kč 90.64-226.61
Cappuccino (regular) 56.11 Kč 37.77-98.20
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 23.84 Kč 18.13-30.21
Water (12 oz small bottle) 8.31 Kč 4.53-18.13
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 145.83 Kč 125.81-171.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 28.44 Kč 17.82-34.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.45 Kč 3.08-17.13
Eggs (regular) (12) 36.60 Kč 27.19-45.32
Local Cheese (1 lb) 79.83 Kč 30.84-116.49
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 38.47 Kč 23.98-44.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 56.42 Kč 40.43-89.08
Apples (1 lb) 29.12 Kč 17.13-34.26
Banana (1 lb) 28.10 Kč 20.56-34.26
Oranges (1 lb) 30.84 Kč 20.56-41.12
Tomato (1 lb) 25.01 Kč 20.56-51.39
Potato (1 lb) 14.39 Kč 6.85-54.82
Onion (1 lb) 20.10 Kč 8.91-34.26
Lettuce (1 head) 158.63 Kč 45.32-241.72
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.90 Kč 9.06-16.62
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 558.97 Kč 226.61-891.34
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 181.29 Kč
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 226.61 Kč
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 113.31 Kč 105.75-151.07
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 37.77 Kč 15.11-37.77
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,087.73 Kč 453.22-1,359.66
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 37.77 Kč 37.77-90.64
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 60.78 Kč 60.78-145.88
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 151.07 Kč 151.07-302.15
Gasoline (1 gallon) 70.05 Kč 56.04-85.78
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,057,516.30 Kč 906,442.54-1,208,590.06
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,057,516.30 Kč 604,295.03-1,133,053.18
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,990.07 Kč 3,021.48-5,287.58
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.83 Kč 1.50-2.27
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,133.73 Kč 1,284.13-3,157.44
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,694.18 Kč 755.37-2,266.11
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 151.07 Kč 75.54-151.07
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 166.18 Kč 151.07-302.15
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,776.84 Kč 2,266.11-6,042.95
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 85,104.88 Kč 63,450.98-117,837.53
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 802.58 Kč 453.22-1,133.05
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 746.56 Kč 377.68-1,057.52
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,314.15 Kč 679.83-3,021.48
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,458.70 Kč 830.91-2,266.11
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,923.72 Kč 18,128.85-24,171.80
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 15,938.28 Kč 12,085.90-22,661.06
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 40,583.90 Kč 37,768.44-54,386.55
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 32,795.59 Kč 24,171.80-45,322.13
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,530.22 Kč 4,532.17-7,719.30
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,674.47 Kč 4,532.17-6,877.20
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,208.12 Kč
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.58 11.50-15.00

Prices in Male

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Last update: September 2020
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2 Comments so far
#Krenar rrecaj on Nov 28, 2017 :
can you live with 800$ / month without rent , and i go fitness ?! , is this amount ok in male, Maldive
#Amogh Gulwady on May 15, 2017 :
After having spent a month both in the capital city Male' and the islands I do believe I have a good idea about the prices of goods and services, rents and salaries.

Every single of the data set is way off the mark by atleast 30%, and in some cases by 50%.

Here are some samples from the bills with me, circa May 2017:

F&B
Prices at Coffee Shops Citron / Sea House / Salt (UPSCALE)
Breakfast or lunch buffet with drink and dessert = MVR 90-110
Coffee = MVR 30-50
Juice = MVR 70-90

Prices at Restaurants Bombay Darbaar / Baan Thai / Palace Sichuan (UPSCALE)
Entree = MVR 150-450
Drink = MVR 100-150
Dessert = MVR 100-150

Prices at Restaurants China Garden / Acha's Popadums / Dinemore (MIDRANGE)
Entree = MVR 75-150
Submarine sandwich = MVR 60-100
Drink = MVR 50-75
Dessert = MVR 50-75

Prices at Champs the HIH Bar (only place you get alcohol)
Pint of Beer = MVR 90
Double Whisky or equivalent = MVR 180

With the recent hike in taxes on energy drinks and cigarettes:
Red Bull = MVR 50
XL / Monster / Local energy drinks = MVR 20
Cigarette 20ct = MVR 100 (loose stick MVR 5) or MVR 80 (bought as a pack)

Water is MVR 5-15 across restaurants. Also coffee shops near the Hulhumale' beach are extortionately priced owing to high number of tourists and the view.

Add to this a MANDATORY 10% Service Charge and 6% GST - effectively raising all the above price by 16.6%

RENTS
The figures given above are from 15-18 months back. Below are the recent figures:

Male'
ONE ROOM - MVR 15000-20000
TWO ROOM - MVR 20000-25000
THREE ROOM - MVR 25000-35000

Hulhumale'
ONE ROOM China Flat - MVR 12000-15000
TWO ROOM China Flat - MVR 15000-20000
THREE ROOM China Flat - MVR 20000-25000
Private Builders Apartments, VILLA AND PENTHOUSE - MVR 25000++

Amogh
www.amoghgulwady.com